Our expert says:
It should be possible to buy Xenical or the generic Alli product at pharmacies in South Africa. Chat to your pharmacist and find out if they dispense these medications without a doctor's prescription. However, it is always prudent to rather take such medications under a doctor's supervision because the use of orlistat can lead to deficiencies of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) when used for longer periods. Orlistat must be used together with a very-low-fat diet to avoid the fat being passed directly out of the body, which can be embarrassing. By reducing your fat intake drastically, you would also reduce your energy intake which will promote weightloss. If you do decide to use an orlistat weightloss product, I would recommend that you do so under medical supervision.
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